I was born and raised in Evansville, IN. I have lived in Indianapolis for over 20 years. I am a mom of two amazing teenage sons. I have been happily married to David for over 20 years. I am a staunch advocate for all children.
I am a writer at heart, and hope to publish great works as I continue on my life journey. I love spending time with my family, which includes our dog, Emma. I love being alive and I lead a pretty simple life with intention and purpose. I like to read, play word games, and listen to music. I enjoy strength training and yoga. I love to laugh. I believe that laughter is an essential aspect of learning. I consider teaching a life choice. Teaching is what I see myself doing way into the future.
Many years ago I traded in my corporate America suit for some comfortable jeans, and made the bold move to stay home with my sons and take care of my husband’s ailing parents, God rest their souls. During that time I became a “streams of income” person–Realtor, communications specialist, writer, editor, I.T. consultant, and marketing consultant. I was sometimes an employee and sometimes an independent contractor. I did not get rich, but I led an enriching life filled with the joys of family. I would not trade the time spent raising my children for anything.
I have finally decided what I want to be when I grow up. I re-entered the ranks of the full-time employed in 2011, while not completely bailing out on my kids. I found my home in the amazing world of elementary education. I was the HOSTS Instructor at McClelland Elementary School, MSD Wayne Township, Indianapolis, IN. I found new joy and purpose in serving as a remedial reading instructor to 2nd and 3rd grade students, graced with the opportunity to improve literacy in young children through a specialized program called HOSTS (“Help One Student To Succeed”).
I am now a graduate of Western Governors University with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies K-8. It has been a long road, but so very worth it. I’m looking forward to moving on to the next phase of my career enriching the lives of America’s youth in education.